It is fantastic that we can get going with our travel plans again however things won’t be properly back to normal for a while yet. One thing we are all required to do is wear facemasks, or coverings, on public transport, so I thought it would be helpful to compile a short list of companies making and selling reuseable face masks. These are far better for the environment and a lot more colourful than the disposable ones!
The London based company is making reusable face masks for men and women with 3 layers: a front & back layer in fabric made from recycled plastic bottles and an inner layer of non-woven bonded interlining. The ear straps are adjustable to ensure a comfortable fit. There is a wide selection of vibrant and colourful designs to choose from with the added bonus that they are reversible so you are getting two for the price of one!
Price: £15 www.newtlondon.com
Cushions & Creations
Layrsa was asked by the maternity department at Whipps Cross Hospital to make some fabric masks and she’s been making them ever since! In fact, they have been so popular she has set up an online shop and offers them in a range of sizes for women, men and children in over 40 different designs. Layrsa is raising money for various charities from the sale of her masks. The Birds design shown here is raising funds for local charity Ealing Wildlife Group.
Price: £5.75 – £6.75 www.cushionsandcreations.com
This London based designer has created facemask using 100% cotton lining some with a smart duchess satin front and others with printed cotton. The straps can be tied in two different ways to ensure a comfortable fit and is machine washable. A portion of the profits from the sale of these masks is going to Fuel Our Frontline charity.
Price: £12 www.florencebridge.com
Boden have been busy using up fabric ends to make face masks. When you place your order you will receive 3 mystery prints and £5 from each pack is donated to the charity Helpforce that helps support NHS staff and patients.
Price: £20 for a pack of 3 www.boden.co.uk
Bold Beanies have created a range of surgical style reuseable, eco-friendly and reversible cotton face masks that come in 3 sizes to suit adults, teens and children. Made in the UK using lots of lovely prints including Disney, Harry Potter and pretty floral Liberty prints. A donation from sales is being given to Masks4Heroes which is raising money to provide PPE to protect healthcare workers against coronavirus while caring for sick patients.
Price: £13.99- £15.99 www.boldbeanies.com